Campground Closures

Posted by Maria Bowdler on Wednesday, 25th of March, 2020

The Palaszczuk Government announced the closure of all campgrounds in Queensland national parks, state forests and state managed recreation and protected areas, in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Day-use areas, tracks and trails will remain open at this stage and spatial distancing rules will still apply.

For more information please go to www.des.qld.gov.au

Changes due to Coronavirus COVID-19

Posted by Maria Bowdler on Monday, 23rd of March, 2020

Because of the serious nature of the current pandemic The Bushies committee has decided to cancel all club activities, except online communications, until further notice. This advice is effective immediately.

We will continue to monitor the situation and provide regular updates based on the latest Government advice. Committee members wish to reassure all club members that your health and safety is our top priority.

Club members please see the email from the President dated 23rd March, 2020 for more information.

DONATE NOW - Francesco Greco Memorial Project

Posted by Maria Bowdler on Saturday, 1st of February, 2020

Francesco Greco developed a model of international hiking exchanges which enabled many to go walking in a foreign country accompanied by native hikers, seeing places through their eyes and making new friends of various nationalities. Our club has participated in numerous such exchanges since 1999 and we have been asked to contribute generously to:

a) fund a memorial trail in his beloved Apuan Alps, near Pisa in Italy - Trail No.181 will be restructured and equipped with new wooden signs

b) provide opportunities for youth mountaineers exchanges.

We suggest a minimum donation of $25. Individual contributions will remain private, only a collective total will be published.

Account Name: Bushwalking Adventures Qld

BSB: 064000 - Account number: 11059510

In the Reference section write: Trail 181

Link to Trail 181 Location

Guest Speaker Michael Meadows

Posted by Allan Jackson on Friday, 24th of January, 2020

Attendees at our first club night for 2020 were amazed by the daring acts and photographs of Post WW2 bushwalkers and climbers, mostly from the Brisbane area, as presented by Michael Meadows.

Michael is an academic researcher, published author and blogger.  Australian climbing history is the main focus of his book “The Living Rock” 2015, drawn from an extensive archive of documents, images and interviews relevant to the origins of climbing and bushwalking in Australia.

Michael’s blog:

http://climbinghistoryoz.blogspot.com/2010/09/about-living-rock-this-is-blog-on_09.html